Sounds like Alexander Gustafsson's mother was going to take a page out of the Nick Diaz playbook and launch a full-scale attack on UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones while "Bones" was laid up in the hospital. Too bad she didn't go over and check on him.
You know, "to get some fans."
Lady "Mauler" was pissed off at the sight of Jones because he just spent 25 minutes punching her baby boy. And after the dust settled in the UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV) main event in Las Vegas, Nevada, both competitors were taken to the hospital for treatment (pic).
Momma G. shares her story (transcribed by Bloody Elbow):
"We called Alex several times and was like 'Where is he? He should be here by now.' Suddenly, we got a text saying we should come to the emergency room where both Alex and Jones were.
So we took a cab there and the first thing I saw when we got there was Jones, completely scarred and bruised, with his foot in bandages.
I was so pissed off! It was like I could've just gone over there and knock him out cold. But the others held me back and told me to calm down.
Finally we found Alex, he was in a hospital bed just pumping with adrenaline. He just laid there, shaking and shivering. He was all bloody because of that elbow he got in the face. Seeing that, I just completely broke down. I threw myself at him and said 'What are you doing? Are you crazy? What has he done to you?'
You know, maternal instincts. And Alex was like, 'it's cool, mom. Take it easy.'
When we left I took the same way back and I saw Jones again. And he looked at me and just nodded his head like this. And I was all black in my eyes. I was so mad I could've just as easily punched him then and there. You do everything to protect your child. It doesn't matter the opponent. You just defend your kid, that's the instinct.
I didn't care about if they'd gone a match for the belt. It wasn't at all in my head at that point."
Just imagine how mad she must have been at "Rumble" Johnson.